- The legal counsel to Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) admitted yesterday that he was the author of a memo citing the political advantage to Republicans of intervening in the case of Terri Schiavo, the senator said in an interview last night.
Brian H. Darling, 39, a former lobbyist for the Alexander Strategy Group on gun rights and other issues, offered his resignation and it was immediately accepted, Martinez said.
Martinez, the GOP's Senate point man on the issue, said he earlier had been assured by aides that his office had nothing to do with producing the memo. "I never did an investigation, as such," he said. "I just took it for granted that we wouldn't be that stupid. It was never my intention to in any way politicize this issue."
Martinez, a freshman who was secretary of housing and urban development for most of President Bush's first term, said he had not read the one-page memo. He said he inadvertently passed it to Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who had worked with him on the issue. After that, officials gave the memo to reporters for ABC News and The Washington Post.
Harkin said in an interview that Martinez handed him the memo on the Senate floor, in hopes of gaining his support for the bill giving federal courts jurisdiction in the Florida case in an effort to restore the brain-damaged Florida woman's feeding tube. "He said these were talking points -- something that we're working on here," Harkin said.
Oh, never mind... assrocket is still beating the drum nonetheless.
...and, John provides the full wank of wankers.
...Oh Lordy, Ho Howie was going to have assrocket on his show. From Armando:
So Kurtz was going further to spread this bullshit, and basically call his fellow Post reporter Allen a liar, on the basis of Hindrocket's "sterling" analysis and speculation? Give me a fucking break.
He deserved to be burned. Hindrocket is Kurtz's own personal Curveball.
I'm laughing my ass off. And I betcha Mike Allen is too.